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Easy Homemade Vegan Yogurt: No Equipment Required

  Make your own non-dairy, gluten-free (even soy-free!) vegan yogurt without a machine, thermometer or hard-to-find ingredients. This inexpensive and simple technique will bring yogurt back into your diet.   I haven't eaten much yogurt since we went vegan several...

Three Delicious Varieties for Homemade Vegan Whipped Cream

Three Delicious Varieties for Homemade Vegan Whipped Cream Homemade vegan whipped cream is so easy. No need to purchase processed food filled with fooling chemical flavors! Take your pick of my favorite recipes! Store-bought whipped creams, vegan, dairy or otherwise,...

Why and How to Grow Sprouts in Your Kitchen

Learn how to grow sprouts in your kitchen. One of the cleanest  and highest quality sources of protein are sprouts. With high amounts vitamins A, B, C, E, K, they contain more calcium than cow's milk and all of the essential amino acids. Like the "incredible, edible...

Do I Need a Vitamix? A Tale of Four Appliances

I've only heard about juicing through my yoga practice. It is widely believed that going on a juice fast delivers macro-amounts of micronutrients directly to your bloodstream, while letting your digestive tract take a rest. But my digestive system doesn't get tired...

Homemade Peanut Butter

Things got a little crazy today at lunch when we ran out of peanut butter.  As I am sure you know, it’s a never-ending chore keeping the pantry and refrigerator stocked with the daily “necessities.”  Peanut butter is a big one in our house, so I try to make sure there...

No-Pressure Pressure-Cooking

There are so many gidgets and gadgets for sale in the home goods section of any retail store, and we all know how tempting it is to buy that magical item marketed to save us time and energy, and turn our meals into envious works of art, unmatched in presentation and...

Why and How to Grow Sprouts at Home

How to Grow Sprouts at Home...From hair dressers to lawyers, dietitians and doctors, when I admit to being a vegan, the standard response is a furrowed brow, concerned eye contact and the question "What do you do about protein?" If I'm lucky, I might even get a pat on...

Why and How to Use Fresh Garlic

Chopping garlic is problematic if you don’t know how to do it. Convenience comes in a jar. But after tasting the difference and learning the proper technique, I’ll never compromise again!

8 Ways To Save Money On Organic Food

Everyone would "Go organic!" if it was easy. Green is a pretty color, and no one wants to admit they are part of the problem. But cost, seasonal supply, weather related shortages and in-store BOGO offers on name brands just make decisions a little more complicated.If...